MSA Celebrates 20 Years with Special Edition T-Shirts and Hoodies

Mississippi School of the Arts began its operations in 2002. Since then, historic landmark buildings have been renovated and fine art programs added. To celebrate 20 years of operation, MSA is featuringRead More…

Training the Next Generation at Mississippi School of the Arts

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) opened its doors for the first time in 2002 with three arts disciplines – theatre, vocal, and visual art. Over the years, new programs wereRead More…

Film Students Partner with Integrity Productions on Short Film

Media Arts students recently showcased a collaborative short film on Halloween night. The film, entitled “SCAR,” gave students experience working with a 3rd party film company in the Brookhaven, Mississippi area. DanielRead More…

MSA Campus Welcomes New Mural by Michael Roy (Birdcap)

Michael Roy, a 2005 graduate of the Visual Arts program at Mississippi School of the Arts, was recently welcomed back to campus to paint a large mural on the bridge walkway ofRead More…

Nearly 60 College Representatives Attend Portfolio Showcase Day

Mississippi School of the Arts showcased student work during a special college review day on October 25, 2022–MSA Portfolio Review & College Showcase with the College Fair. Every year, college and universityRead More…

MSA Receives 2022 College Success Award from GreatSchools.org

Mississippi School of the Arts has joined 45 other high schools in the state of Mississippi to receive the 2022 College Success Award from Greatschools.org. The Mississippi Department of Education released thisRead More…

MSA Dancers Study and Perform in Italy

Four Dancers from The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA), were awarded scholarships to train and perform at the Fini International Italian Dance Festival in Villapiana Lido, Italy this summer. Carolina CassisaRead More…

Visual Artist, Brandy Land Johnson, Joins MSA Faculty

Brandy Land Johnson will join MSA as a new visual art teacher this fall. She is a native of Brookhaven and a long-time art teacher in our community. She holds a Bachelor’sRead More…

MSA Raises Funds to Help Children in Ukraine

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) students, staff and family with support also from the community, raised $1,000. To help the children of the Ukraine through “Save The Children”. The organizationRead More…

MSA Foundation Hosts “Let There Be Light” Dinner Theatre Performance

Mississippi School of the Arts welcomed Broadway star and dance instructor, Jonathan Sharp, to “Let There Be Light” production. The production, sponsored by the Mississippi School of the Arts Foundation, featured aRead More…

MSA Announces New Literary Arts Instructor, Nadia Alexis, for 2022-2023

Mississippi School of the Arts is excited to announce the appointment of Nadia Alexis as the new Literary Arts Instructor for 2022-2023. Nadia comes to us from Oxford, Mississippi, where she hasRead More…

MSA Student from Oxford Receives Highest Award on National Exam

MSA junior dance student, Carolina Cassisa, has received the Platinum Award, the highest possible award for her score on the national French Exam, Le Grand Concours. Cassisa began studying French while atRead More…

MSA Earns Arts Schools Network Exemplary School Designation 2022-2027

The Arts Schools Network Board of Directors has designated Mississippi School of the Arts an Exemplary School in recognition of its commitment to excellence. The five-year designation is awarded for 2022-2027. ArtsRead More…

Benjamin Taylor Wins First Place in Tupelo Film Festival Student Competition

Benjamin Taylor, a junior Media Arts student from Saltillo, MS, has garnered first place in the Mississippi High School Film Competition, a contest by the Tupelo Film Festival, for his short film,Read More…

MSA Hosts 2022 Grief Retreat: “Life Reimagined”

Mississippi School of the Arts held its second-ever Grief Retreat on April 9th, 2022, directed by school counselor and certified psychologist, Harlie Blauw. MSA is a designated “Grief-Sensitive School” by New YorkRead More…

Media Film Students Show Works at Spring 2022 Showcase

The Mississippi School of the Arts’ Media Arts film department celebrated its last showcase of the 2021-2022 school year. Junior and senior students produced short narratives and documentaries for an on-screen showingRead More…

Mississippi School of the Arts Chorale Performs for Spring 2022 Concert

The MSA Chorale, a choir of the Vocal Music arts program, presented the Spring 2022 concert on May 6th, 2022, in Lampton Auditorium. MSA Vocal Music was created with the opening ofRead More…

5 Students Receive Congressional Art Awards; 1 Piece Headed to Washington

Mississippi School of the Arts will be represented for 1 year at the United States Capitol. That’s due to Worth Novinski’s piece, “Barber Shop,” winning the overall art contest for MSA’s CongressionalRead More…

Theatre Department Takes On Comedic Shakespeare Production

Mississippi School of the Arts’ Theatre Department entertained guests with one of their most hilarious, full-production plays, “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare. A story of love, loss, disguises, mistaken identity, and pranks,Read More…

MSA Earns Cognia™ Accreditation

The Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) has earned accreditation by Cognia™, a nonprofit organization that provides quality assurance for schools, school districts, and education service providers. Cognia, formerly AdvancED, nationally recognizesRead More…

Media Arts Instructor Accepted to K-12 Educator Residency at Gettysburg

On Hallowed Ground: Gettysburg in History and Memory John Kelly Shelburne will spend one week this summer at a professional development opportunity for K-12 educators in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The residency, funded throughRead More…
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